Merlion Park (Malay: Taman Merlion, Chinese: 鱼尾狮公园, Tamil: மெர்லயன் பூங்கா) is a famous Singapore landmark and a major tourist attraction, located at One Fullerton, Singapore, near the Central Business District (CBD). The Merlion is a mythical creature with a lion's head and the body of a fish that is widely used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore. Two Merlion statues are located at the park. The original Merlion structure measures 8.6 meters tall and spouts water from its mouth. It has subsequently been joined by a Merlion cub, which is located near the original statue and measures just 2 metres tall.
The original Merlion Park was first designed by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) near the mouth of the Singapore River in 1964 as an emblem of Singapore. On 15 September 1972, the park was officially opened at an installation ceremony for the statue, officiated at by then Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. The original statue of the Merlion used to stand at the mouth of the Singapore River. The building of the Merlion was started in November 1971 and was completed in August 1972. It was crafted by the late Singaporean sculptor, Mr Lim Nang Seng and his 8 children. The sculpture measures 8.6 meters high and weighs 70 tons. This massive statue with the spouting stream was constructed by Stanley Mok
Denny Yesudas | Feb 24, 2018
Awesome place to visit, have to walk a bit to reach this place. Evening visit recommend. From here you can spot many iconic structures of Singapore that you have already seen through other mediums. Recommend for a visit!!!!!
vibhor saxena | Jan 13, 2018
Iconic place of Singapore. If you are visiting Singapore you have to come here and click a picture. The best place of Singapore with many more attractions nearby such as esplanade, marina bay sands, garden by the bay, helix bridge, marina bay shopping centre, Singapore flyer and many more. Visit the place to have a full enjoyment of Singapore.
Elea Ampuyas | Feb 26, 2018
We got drone to capture the whole place..it was cool experience.. We visited the place Monday.. There are many tourists but the crowd is manageable.
Hollie Morgan | Feb 20, 2018
A must-see when visiting the Bay area to see the symbolic Merlion of Singapore and catch some great city views. It’s a really nice walk along Raffles Place. Great photo opportunities but there are a lot of tourists.
Mozzieland Reviews | Feb 7, 2018
Arguably the best vantage point in Singapore. Most of Singapore's iconic landmarks in the one place. Great place for photos day or night. Side note: check for renovation work updates online, as occasionally the Merlion may be covered in scaffolding for renovation work.
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